Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Miracle of Change

Most of us are resistant to change. But in life, there is a time to come and a time to go – a time to say “Hello” and a time to say “Goodbye.” We tend to struggle against this transition, even when the Lord plucks us out of one place and plops us into another. But as we move further into our new surroundings, we discover opportunities to grow, new people to get to know, and the brilliance of God’s plan. And when situations arise where we find ourselves retrieving forgotten skills and wisdom that the Lord gave us years ago, we begin to see how HE is bringing everything together.

For Yahweh has a greater plan for us than we have for ourselves. And as we step into the magnificence of HIS plan, our doubts, fears and wanting to control our own destiny, gives way to releasing what we cling have so we are open to receiving divine appointments. And when we realize that change brings us the opportunity we need to draw closer to Jesus Christ and let HIS Nature and HIS plan manifest in us, than change becomes the catalyst God uses to catapult us forward. Thank you, Lord God, for the gift of change and the gift of each new season.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Miracle of Spring

A feeling of newness filled the neighborhood in the early morning hours. I opened the curtains to discover baby green leaves on the maple trees. On the other side of town, trees covered in purple greeted those who passed by. Yesterday’s warm temperatures, along with the overnight showers, awakened dormant branches to release their hidden life -- giving us a sign of hope that comes from the joy of seeing new growth. 

All this refreshing that comes with spring blossoms and tiny leaves, reminded me that God’s mercies are new every morning -- that we are new creations in Christ Jesus who flourish in the warmth of HIS mighty love and come alive in the shower of HIS blessings. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the miracle of spring. This season has been long in coming this year. But now that it’s here, it is glorious!

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